September 24th, 2010
09:58 PM ET

Judge sets bail for Lindsay Lohan at $300,000

A California judge has set bail for actress Lindsey Lohan at $300,00, a few hours after another judge ordered her into jail for failing a court-ordered drug test, a Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman said.

Earlier Friday, Judge Elden Fox ordered Lohan jailed for four weeks without bail while she awaited a probation revocation hearing scheduled for October 22.

Lohan was led out of Fox's courtroom in handcuffs.

In response to a writ of habeas corpus filed on Lohan's behalf, Judge Patricia Schnegg set bail at $300,000, Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said.

Lohan must wear an alcohol-detection device after bail is posted, Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said.

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  1. Stephanie

    Just another example of a celebrity getting away with a slap on the wrist. If I had done this same thing, I'd probably be in jail right now and for a lot longer than a month. Pathetic.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      It's the prohibitionist laws thAt cause more misery and destruction than the drugs themselves. The coward pigs that enforce it stand directly against the principles upon which this nation was founded

      September 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juanito

      Leave Lindsay alone....I mean it

      September 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • yanni

      Numbaoneballa–she was driving a car at the time. Obviously you're an idiot if you think it's okay to drive while drunk or on drugs. Hopefully it will be you she hits next time and not some decent person.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • leebo

      Go directly to jail , do not pass blow , do not collect 200

      September 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      I don't recall advocating drinking and driving,

      September 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      I agree with Stephanie's comment. The rich and affluent live by a different set of rules. LiLo's headed down the same street as Anna Nicole Smith. But unlike Anna Nicole LiLo's BROKE!!!!

      September 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ARMYofONE

      I know huh. If it were you or me we would be in jail for a long time. Unfortunately we are neither highly rich or famous. I guess it just goes to show the different levels of law. One for the common folk and one for the rich and famous.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sagebrush Shorty

      Justice may be blind, but it sure can smell money.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • larry

      Not a slap on the wrist... she was initially held without bail which is quite harsh... then, she got out after posting $300,000 bail. You would still be sitting in jail because you couldn't post bail that high... quite harsh for you. But not for her... how high did you want her bail set? She is screwed no matter what because she violated probation. On Oct. 22th, she'll be sentenced and there will be no bail to get her out of that.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mone

      Is Lindsay actually wearing the ankle detector or is her assistant? You know how it goes with the rich and famous. They are above the law and everyone else is just the "little people". What ever happened to the little baby in the carriage that she clipped? Joe Blow and Jane Doe American wouldn't have gotten away with that either.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Ozenne

      In this case, irrespective of what Lindsay needs to get her life in order, her celebrity status hurt her. If bail is the law, then bail should be granted, and not the whims of a judge in their 15 mins of fame. I am encouraged

      September 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jurgen Ankenbrand

      Why is tyhis country so enamore dwith so called "celeberties"?
      They are peopel like anybody else and do not deserve special consideration.
      Aren't there more important issues to discuss and consider than tjhose peopel?
      Get a life so we can address REAL issues.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jurgen Ankenbrand

      Why is tyis country so enamored with so called "celeberties"?
      They are peopel like anybody else and do not deserve special consideration.
      Aren't there more important issues to discuss and consider than tjhose people?
      Get a life so we can address REAL issues.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wayne

      @Larry- Seriously?? Thrice convicted and still offending even while on probation shows a history of total disregard for the law. That, by legal precedence, is more than enough to hold without bail. While I don't agree with the drug laws and believe they need to be changed (not the intoxicated driving ones, that's a whole 'nother ball of wax), it's still the law and we all have to live by it. Even the rich and famous; they don't deserve a free pass. And they don't deserve a free pass just because they give you a hard on either.

      @Michelle- Honey, she posted $300,000 bail. She's far from broke. I don't know what fantasy world you're living in but damn. You really need to come back down to reality.

      September 25, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
    • michael rathnam

      What a shame! what kind of example are the courts setting for the rest of the population of the country.

      September 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • traveldoc

      Judge Schnegg should be removed from her position and her license to practice voided, and permanently barred from practicing law in the USA. Schnegg was the one who allowed this law-breaking woman out of jail on bail. Period! I don't know if she was paid to do so, or that perhaps she was asked to do so in return for a future favor or political advancement. What I do know is that a habitual felon is out on the streets because of this judge. My personal opinion is that this is wrong. It happens everywhere in the USA, but it needs to stop. Now. Don't you agree?

      September 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • jj

      Anyone who has to go to jail for the same thing that Paris and Lindsey have done should sue the state and the courts.

      September 26, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |


    September 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ulysses

      Get a life. The only way she can survive is with rehab and tough love. She loves the attention. Parents are trash and $ hungry.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |

      Poor Girl? Lets see how you feel when a loved one is killed by a coke addict driving.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      So says "real American" ..... Imagine that.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • TBSSBT

      Poor girl? In What way? Obviously not monetarily. She has made millions of dollars from a host of different ways plus she can obviously afford her Cocaine habit. Or perhaps you think she is being treated unfairly? In this case I agree. SHE IS GETTING OUT OF JAIL...AGAIN!!! This is just one of numerous examples of how celebrities get special treatment from a justice system that SUPPOSEDLY is unbiased. Not only is it absolutely infuriating that the Justice system is swayed by this hypocritical, compulsive liar but is all the more sickening to hear you and those like you, defend this young woman. Anyone else would be in JAIL for MONTHS...not weeks...not hours...if we violated probation for anything, let alone the violations she has so ignorantly committed.

      Needless to say, LET LOHAN ROT.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cameron

    No amount of prison or rehab will change this girl. She doesn't think she has a problem, and admitting that you do is the first step to recovery. She will leave jail and nothing will change. To her, everyone else is crazy and beneath her. This will not end until she finally does herself in.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • easyenough

      People said the same thing about me. I was in and out of jail 3 times by the age of 19. I also went to 5 different rehabs the first at the age of 16. At the age of 21 I finally had enough and I never touched heroin again. It has been 21 years since I used. The difference between Lindsay and myself besides the money is, I had beautiful parents who practiced tough love and saved my life. It is never too late to turn your life around.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jurgen Ankenbrand

      Amen to that.
      Peopel like her are the way they are because, we , teh people so revere them so we are just a smuch to blame a sthose people that are so out of touch with reality.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Richard

    I bet she is dead in a few years or even earlier. Very sad that the system fails every time.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jester

      We can only hope.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. susieq41

    What a surprise!!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Justice?

    I guess it comes down to how much justice can you afford.
    It seems young Lindsay can afford much more justice than the average peasant in the streets.
    I wonder; how much DOES a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge cost these days.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jester

    Hmmm... yeah. So, who's gonna put a COCAINE-detection device on her?

    September 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Numbaoneballa

    If she were African American they would have denied bail and given her a mandatory minimum of 25 to life. The war on drugs is a crime against humanity, it's a civil war on mankind. Prohibitionists and their thug Nazi Gestapo murdering trigger happy psychotic control freak mustached shortshort wearing closet you know what cops are some of the most truly evil people on earth. Cops that enforce prohibition laws are cowards, pathetic weasel traitors actually.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Prohibitionists? What the hell are you talking about? If she was black she would get life? What a bunch of incoherent BS

      September 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • b0bc4t

      tap the brakes, numba 1, you ought to decrease the dosage, or you're gonna have a stroke, and then those same murderin' folk are the ones that you need to drive the ambulance to get you back to rant some more nonsense.
      you gonna trust them to do the right thing and jump start your sorry butt, or maybe they'll have some fun with you along the way, getting out all there touchy feely fetishes, while you're tied down and defenseless. Im sure they can explain while you're face down, nekkid and gagged when they bring you in, ...... pleasant dreams, big boy

      September 24, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • not-numbaoneball

      Boy.... you sure are anti-police buddy..... But your posting name is wrong.... you should call yourself Dumbaoneballa 🙂

      September 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Numbaoneballa

      EMT's drive ambulances, not pigs. I have nothing but the utmost respect for heroes like firemen and emt's who put their lives on the pine to save people, a pigs primary objective is violence and self preservation

      September 24, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • easyenough

      Wow! I actually have a migraine after reading that. It seems as if you openned a dictionary over and over and posted the first word you saw. There goes my 21 years clean, excuse me while a take a few hundred Zanax to get that insanity out of my aching head.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sam

    This is crap, only in the US would one Judge go against another. People like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton think they are above the law. No wonder these so called stars get away with whatever they want to do and don't get clean.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Also Sam

      Lohan and Hilton THINK they are above the law?? One judge overturning another in the course of a few days?? How many chances does this little princess get? She gets out of court appointed rehab after doing enough time to do her nails in jail and still tests dirty? The results of the past several days have proven that they ARE above the law. Or at least the laws as WE know them, don't apply if you're wealthy and female. Ask Robert Downey Jr how well having money helped him out of doing what turned into a couple of years in jail and prison rehab. And his big thing was wandering into a strangers home and falling asleep on a kids bed, not trying to run someone down with a car! Keifer Sutherland did 48 days for a second DUI and he wasn't chasing anyone in his car at the time. These little girls can get away with anything they want, and they know it. It's going to be a shame, because one of them is very likely to kill someone as even after all of this crap they seem to think nothing of getting in the car wasted. I for one have no intention of driving in LA until this particular spoiled death-on-wheels is finally behind bars or ODs

      September 24, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Call Me Dina

      Also Sam is right. I wonder how these judges that keep letting her off will feel when she (or someone else) gets killed. The girl needs time for her own protection.

      And ti all of you who seem to feel expert in Drug & Alcohol Rehab and Recovery... Ya-riiiiight.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. cccole this really news?

    September 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jordan

      Truer words were never spoken. You are my new hero for saying this...

      September 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJ

      Yep, you're right NJ, this is NOT news!!! and to cccole, yes, they ARE above the law... they're getting away with it... time and time again...

      September 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • tapu

      It is if you read it. And the fact that you commented on it pushes it up higher in the American consciousness.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Jordan: Your hero? You don't read comments online much, do you? "Is this news?" and "Who cares?" are the two most used, stupid comments found on EVERY comment board on the internet. Who cares, everyone who clicked on the article and especially the idIots who leave comments like that.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lit Gant

    This girl needs God.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. NJ

    She has an illness and we all agree she needs help. Don't judge to harshly, but pray she gets the help she needs before it is to late. All of Godaks children are worth saving.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen Fox

      Who is "Godaks"?

      September 24, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hope

    This is why she will continue to do what she does. Had this been any other common citizen, they'd be sitting in county jail as we speak.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rash

    Yes, this is really news

    September 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Just Me :)

    Nothing new. Everyone already knew she would get out. Now everyone knows she won't care that she's wearing an alcohol detector.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      It's obvious she has more of a drug and not an alcohol problem. So, why the detector? She's just making a mockery of our legal system. The sad thing is these judges fall for it all the time!!!

      September 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
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